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Samsung GALAXY Nexus to have PenTile panel

0. phoneArena 21 Oct 2011, 08:44 posted on

Unlike the display on a Super AMOLED Plus screen where each pixel has its own red, green and blue pixel, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus will use the same exact RGBG PenTile display that has been on every Nexus handset to date...

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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:51

43. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Just more PA pot-stirring. Yes, PenTile can be a deal-breaker (as it is for me on the Bionic) but at 1280x720 I highly doubt it. How they can call it a deal-breaker without doing a hands-on (eyes-on?) first is beyond me.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:14

55. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

the screen on the nexus is slick :) i tired hard to find the imperfections associated with pentile displays and was hard pressed to find them

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:52

45. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Lol why is everyone surprised that its pentile and also the screen must be good if none of the hands on of the phone had done nothing but praise the screen...unless you are mm away from the screen u can't see anything regardless if its 720p.screen or not...its like saying 1080p TV are rubbish because you can see pixels from.close range lol some people just make me laugh....and finally there is a huge difference between a 5.3" and 4.65" screen so to base your finding on the note is premature...that's like saying 4.3" wvga screen will look sharp as a 3.5" wvga screen....

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:05

50. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Pixel Density Comparison of Nexus and RAZR to other smart phones:


posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:02

63. protozeloz (Posts: 5394; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

must read

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:09

53. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

i had to throw up blank screens of primary colors and stare intensely at a single spot for a few seconds to even start to see the matrix underneath. the pentile arrangement on the nexus is not an issue. the super amoled washes out any imperfections. its a slick display

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:11 1

54. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

It's mainly the high resolution that'll hide imperfections. Even the RGBW Pentile matrix Moto used for the last year would look pretty slick at 1280x720.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:15

56. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

+1 yes the resolution also diminishes any remaining imperfections

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:19 1

61. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

What is your job that you get to play with all these amazing new products?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:08

64. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

if i told you id have to kill you :)

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 14:45 1

66. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3101; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Everyone who is whining and calling this a deal breaker just needs to shut up. I have seen a few videos on hands on with the Galaxy Nexus, look it up on youtube. Anyway, the point is that they all stated how gorgeous and crisp the display looks and how crisp and sharp the text looks. This IS a 720p display after all and unlike the Droid X2 or Bionic that only uses qHD. I am pretty sure there won't be any annoying pixels on the battery icon and such.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:52 1

69. leftheodo (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

I don't get what's all this fass about Galaxy Nexus's screen on all tech sites! If you are not superman or an alien and you are just HUMAN you wont be able to find a flaw on this screen! It's still the best screen out there! Maybe it's because the Galaxy Nexus is better than the iPhone 4s and tech sites must find something to make it look worse!

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 02:10

73. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

I don't see a problem here.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 03:57

74. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Just like I said before. Nexus have nothing innovative to show.
Old pentile and they call it 720p. Wow. Even Nokia, which most of you hate, have higher picsel density than this one.
Maybe LG will make real 720 screen with their new panels colaborated with SHARP.
But not samsung. Amoled have it's own limitations, and it looks like Samsung i being imprisoned by them.
It's like with first 720 phones (Omnia HD). it was working but not fully and didn't live up to expectations.
I'm sorry sammy, but you lost. Iphone still has highest picsel density, and MOTO which using SA Adv (whatever it is) has higer picsel density and resolution and in real life, it's better than your precious 720p screen.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 06:05

77. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

just talking

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 03:59

75. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

...and one more thing. Nokia for example C7 has almost the same picsel density as S II. And new generation of CBD's panels (no matter if it is Amoled or IPS suits me better than SA.
Sammy's baby, called SA+ stucked with "old" res.
They need to invent sth new if they want to stay in the race.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 06:02

76. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

buls**t the res is 1280 x 720 so it doesn't matter it's pen tile vs 540 x 960

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 15:28

78. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

It does matter dude.
The screen is not as sharp as it could be without pentile.
Pentile has it's limitations and you should know that.
Everyone hoped that it wouldn't be pentile, but it looks like sammy doesn't have enough resources or technology to do sth better that 720p in pentile.
It's still 720p but it's not as superior as everyone's thought it would be...and just doesn't have so big WOW factor as we hoped so.
And sorry dude....but do you really think that on 4 inch screen 540x960 is too small? Why the hell you need more? Are you some fuc$%^ ultra uber geek or you think that higher number=best?

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 14:17

79. catfacepanda (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Does anyone here know why the Nexus phones use pentile screens? If the display has such negative feedback, it doesn't seem to make much sense for a phone with such good specs otherwise to be using a display that isn't on the same level..

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